Dr. Roger has taught Biometric Authentication, Data Structures & Algorithms, Software Engineering Capstone, and Intro to Artificial Intelligence. He has taught both on campus and online, and he created all the online course materials for the above-mentioned courses. Prior to joining UIS, Dr. West received his Ph.D. in Microbiology, studying the molecular genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease. As a postdoctoral researcher he studied genetic mechanisms of aging. Dr. West’s accomplishments include 4 journal articles, 2 published conference abstracts, and 6 conference presentations.